Mayweather: Critics Said Cotto/Marquez Were Washed Up

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA/WBC welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) says the critics never give him a fair shake and pour rain on ever significant victory that he gets. Mayweather returns on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in a rematch against Marcos Maidana.

Mayweather said when he dominated Juan Manuel Marquez in a one-sided fight back in 2009, critics allegedly told him that Marquez was an old man and fighting too high in weight. In 2012, Marquez was once again a welterweight and got the biggest win of his career with a knockout of Manny Pacquiao.

In 2012, Mayweather won a twelve round decision over Miguel Cotto at 154-pounds. After the fight, Mayweather says the critics allegedly told him that he beat an old Cotto. Last month, Cotto moved up in weight and easily stopped Sergio Martinez to capture the WBC middleweight title.

"Cotto is a solid competitor but we saw what happened to him against Floyd Mayweather.  When he fought me, they said he was washed up. Then, he fights again and wins, and apparently, he has been resurrected. Same with Marquez," Mayweather said.

“My back is always against the ropes no matter how it plays out in the sport of boxing.  If I dominate a guy they say he's over the hill.  If I don't knock a guy out they say he's slow. I'm not just fighting my opponent, I'm fighting the world - the media, the critics, the haters.  But it comes with the territory. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 07-16-2014

FRAUD's next move is Cotto for the Middleweight Title.... Don't look for Our Hero to be Messin with GGG....Ha ha ha... GGG has PacMan No Mess With Status!!!

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-16-2014

[QUOTE=jcpryor;14766623]Oh my bad. I thought it was after Floyd left Top Rank because Arum wasn't giving him the fights he wanted and didn't pay him what he was worth. Or after Pacquiao said he would sign with Golden Boy and…

Comment by 4Corners on 07-16-2014

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;14765995]How many WW fighters has Marquez beaten? Only one...Manny Pacquiao.[/QUOTE] A pretty good WW win though.......jut sayin'

Comment by 4Corners on 07-16-2014

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;14765553]Cotto hasn't done anything to really prove otherwise. Easily beaten by Trout. Beat some bum and then beat a shot to sh1t man with no legs. Bu bu but Freddie Roach doe :lol1: I remember people saying it…

Comment by jcpryor on 07-16-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14766406]aaahhh i like when people bring up the top rank excuse. It wasn't until the after the pacquiao mayweather crap did floyd say that he wont work with top rank. Which is around 2009. He retired at the end of…

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